Breast Augmentation Specialist

Hannah Vu, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery

Hannah Vu, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Alhambra, CA & Santa Ana, CA

Don’t stay unsatisfied with your cup size for another moment. Dr. Hannah Vu offers breast augmentation services at Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Alhambra and Santa Ana, California, to increase your confidence and create a beautiful, natural looking bust. You’ll not only love the results; you’ll appreciate the boost of self-esteem you receive from breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation today by booking an appointment online.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of your breasts using either silicone or saline implants. Dr. Vu increases your breast size to compliment your natural figure without your breasts becoming over-enlarged.

The procedure increases breast volume, rounds and evens them out, and improves their balance.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Breast augmentations aren’t for everyone. It’s important to consider all aspects of the procedure and discuss your goals and expectations with Dr. Vu before proceeding. You may be a good candidate if you:

  • Are in good physical condition
  • Have fully-developed breasts
  • Have realistic expectations for your results
  • Are dissatisfied with your breasts’ shape or volume
  • Have uneven breasts

Dr. Vu performs a physical exam to evaluate the condition of your breasts. Using your natural body size and medical history, she determines which implant type and size is right for you.

What is the process for breast augmentation?

Dr. Vu administers a local anesthesia to numb the area and prevent pain and discomfort during the 60- to 90-minute procedure. She makes an incision in the desired location to minimize visible scars based on your expectations.

She then inserts the implant either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue, depending on the implant type and size. Once the implant is in place, Dr. Vu closes the incision with sutures.

Results are immediately visible, but it may take several weeks for your breasts to settle into place before you can see optimal results.

You’ll be monitored for an hour or more following the procedure, and your breasts will be covered with gauze and an elastic bandage to minimize swelling. You may need a support bra during the healing process.

What are the risks of breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that carries some risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Scarring
  • Leakage or rupture of implants

Dr. Vu discusses all associated risks based on your medical history before the procedure. You may need future surgeries to replace implants since they aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime. You also need to follow up with regular examination appointments to monitor your breasts and the implants’ health.